brand
Spritz Beverages
brand Spritz Beverages

A non-alcoholic craft tea infusion, packed with antioxidants, soft bubbles, and bold flavors

brand
Spritz Beverages A non-alcoholic craft tea infusion, packed with antioxidants, soft bubbles, and bold flavors

Overview

Date Established 12/2019
Founder Kathryn Dougherty
Headquarters Columbus, OH USA
Industries
Beverage
Website https://spritztea.com/
Press Contact Allison Bowers
Social

Products

Golden Peach
Golden Peach $29.99
Pink Guava
Pink Guava $29.99

About

Spritz Beverages is a Columbus based company that created a non-alcoholic craft tea infusion that dares to bring together soft bubbles with bold flavors. Spritz was started around a dining room table in the summer of 2016. With the table set beautifully and friends gathered around it, the evening felt incomplete without something special in our glasses. Craving something other than alcohol, Kathryn Dougherty, Spritz Beverages Founder and CEO, went to her kitchen, made a concentrate of her favorite herbal tea, and mixed it with sparkling water... Spritz was born. Aimed at providing a healthy and delicious beverage to energize the day, to celebrate victories, and inspire the next move. As a female-founded, female-operated company, Spritz Beverages are honored to reinvest the company's success back into the local community. Proudly pledging 1% of all sales to support local female-focused nonprofit organizations and gender equality initiatives; creating a community-driven by strong and confident women. Spritz Beverages are currently available in four incredible flavors ($29/12 pack): Pink Guava, Golden Peach, Wild Acai, and Bright Citrus. All four flavors offer varying levels of caffeine to help get you through your day.

Founding Story

There I was, hosting a Friday evening dinner party with my close girlfriends. The table was set beautifully and all my favorite people were there. We spent so much time around the table. With friends, celebrating a promotion. As a family, getting together after a long day at work. The table was the centerpiece of so many celebrations but alcohol wasn’t always an option.  With an early 10-mile run in the morning during ironman training meant we needed another option. Our celebration of friendship without something bubbly in our hands...well, it just fell flat. So, one night I went into the kitchen and concocted a non-alcoholic spritzer with homemade herbal tea and seltzer water from my Soda Stream. It had a little bit bubble, a lot of flavor, and it was a huge hit. This sparkling tea became a staple around my dining room table every time we got together. I hadn’t yet made the connection between this drink I loved to make, clink, and sip, and my dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Until one day, sitting around our kitchen table, a friend casually remarked “You should sell this!” and it finally clicked.

Bios

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Kathryn Dougherty

CEO & Founder
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Kathryn Dougherty, MBA, is the founder of Spritz Beverages Co, a start-up that develops and markets a line of softly sparkling, boldly flavored, craft tea infusions. Recognizing a gap in the market for non-alcoholic drink alternatives, especially those that appeal to women and female athletes, Kathryn began experimenting with different flavor combinations, and after over a decade in leadership roles at a Fortune 50 organization, she made the leap into entrepreneurship.  The first four formulations of Spritz Tea are available now for sale at www.spritztea.com and customers can follow our journey on Instagram @SpritzTea.

Press

614NOW 614NOW: Spritz up your drink routine with new Dublin sparkling tea startup Spritz up your drink routine with new Dublin sparkling tea startup
614Magazine 614Magazine: Daily Perk Giveaway Daily perk giveaway in December. Promoted on Instagram, Instagram stories & e-blasts.
The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business Lead Read Today: Kathryn Dougherty The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business: Founder Profile
614NOW 614NOW: Tea Time Spritz puts new twist on bubbly beverage craze Spritz puts new twist on bubbly beverage craze
Metropreneur Metropreneur: 2 Women-Owned Beverage Startups Set For Market Two women-owned startups re set to bring something different to the Central Ohio beverage market.
The Columbus Dispatch The Columbus Dispatch: In flavor and market research, sparkling tea startup scores highly Kathryn Dougherty has founded Spritz Sparkling Tea with help from local startup incubators and market research programs.
ColumbusCEO ColumbusCEO: Spritz Tea launches with two flavors Kathryn Dougherty saw an opening to cultivate the market for canned beverages and went straight for it. Here’s the new drink choice developed by the Columbus woman.
Beverage Industry Beverage Industry: Premium tea ingredients leading the way in beverage development Functional benefits help tea ingredients expand usage opportunities
BevNET BevNET: Finalists Revealed for New Beverage Showdown 18 Six beverage brands emerged from a field of 12 contestants to lock down a place in tomorrow's final round of New Beverage Showdown.
Columbus Business First Columbus Business First: Spritz Sparkling Tea now on sale in Columbus Dublin-based startup's sparkling tea now on sale
BevNET BevNET: Spritz Sparkling Tea Announces December Launch Spritz is set to launch in December!
ColumbusCEO ColumbusCEO: Instagram Post Instagram Post: "People were texting me saying, 'You should bottle that.'"
Columbus Business First Columbus Business First: Spritz Sparkling Tea to hit stores in late 2019 The Dublin beverage entrepreneur sees potential in the 'sober curious' market
Columbus On The Cheap Columbus On The Cheap: Columbus Gift Guide for the holiday season Give the gift of being a tea tastemaker this year with this brand new, beautiful and bubbly beverage!
NBC4 NBC4: Good Morning Columbus With Spritz Spritz aired live on Good Morning Columbus with hosts to discuss the business, product & Spritzology!